Friday, October 2, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday 27 - Washington DC

This week's Shadow Shot Sunday is homage to all the wonderful galleries and museums I visited, amazingly for free, in Washington DC this summer. Time was limited so it had to be ten galleries in one day. First up is the Renwick Gallery...

Next the Museum of African Art....

Swiftly followed by the Sackler and Freer Galleries which specialise in Asian Art...


And lastly the National Gallery of Art...

At the end of a long day culture vulturing like crazy to see as much as I could, the unusual afternoon light meant that even the Washington Monument obliged with some spectacular shadows of its own....

As a showcase of art from around the world, Washington seems second to none, and consequently I can't recommend a visit more highly enough. For more shadow sharp shooters, click here for Shadow Shot Sunday to check out more photography from around the world.

18 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely selection of shadows,

Sweet Repose said...

Shadows and culture all wrapped up together...thanks for the tour!

Sylvia K said...

What gorgeous shadow shots! This could be a shadow shot gallery all on it's own!

Thanks for sharing your trip!

Sylvia

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Those are fab shadow shots parade. Loving the reflection of Washington monument most.

Have a happy SS

Rosebud Collection said...

What a great bunch of shots..Everyone is wonderful.
Happy SSS.

Ralph said...

The Renwick pieces you show have such wonderful shadows, looking to me like kaleidoscopes on the surface. Or perhaps as sunbursts. The African art is reflective, the shadow adding a perfectly formed twin to the figure. The shadowy reflection of the Washington Monument is wonderful. A trip that showcases art is a learning yet very relaxing trip!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, I love museum shadow shots! These are gorgeous. Thank you, I really enjoyed them!

Jonny Hamachi said...

Good Stuff.

Martha Z said...

Ten in one day? You got some great shots but I think hiking 10 miles would be easier.
These are very different than my Yosemite shots but of equal value.

Paula Scott said...

Spectacular! I'm surprised they let you take photos in those places! Goody for us, though!

Hey Harriet said...

Ten galleries in one day? Wow! Thanks so much for the fun Washington DC gallery circuit tour :)

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

interesting shdows - most galleries/museums here don't allow photography.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The Reflecting Pool
holds the obelisk’s image
only till sundown.

My Shadow Shot

Quilt Works said...

Terrific! Very creative to find hte shadows in the museum... they look very.... artist :-)

A Cuban In London said...

What an array of wonderful photos! Especially the last one. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Wonderful shadow Catherine! Love the shadows that the glass pieces cast! Who knew you could see so many shadows in museums?

Stine in Ontario said...

You found some great shadows! You have a good eye for seeing them, I think.

Catherine said...

What a lovely collection of comments this week...thanks so much...much appreciated..